Marion ISD - Child Nutrition Coordinator

Job Details

Region: 20
School District/Employer: Marion ISD
District Category/Employer: Central Office,
Position: Coordinator,
Assignment Level: Level
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Food & Child Nutrition
Job Title: Child Nutrition Coordinator
School: Marion ISD
Campus Description: School district comprised of about 1,550 students located in Guadalupe County.
Date Posted: 9/18/2023
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Primary Purpose:
Direct and manage the child nutrition operation of the district. Plan and implement programs that meet regulatory and nutritional requirements for students, promote development of sound nutritional practices, and maintain a safe and sanitary environment.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Food Service Operations
Direct and manage district’s child nutrition programs.
Develop menus that meet established nutritional requirements for students.
Work cooperatively with campus principals to create lunch schedules and resolve personnel issues.
Establish and direct process of providing free and reduced lunch applications following United States Department of Agriculture and Texas Education Agency guidelines for meal eligibility and reimbursement of federal funds.
Develop and maintain written procedures for all food service operations.
Budget and Inventory
Develop and administer budget based on documented needs and ensure that operations are cost effective and funds are managed prudently.
Work cooperatively to develop and implement a cost-effective and efficient food procurement and inventory system that meets both federal and Texas Education Agency (TEA) standards.
Assist with the evaluation of formal bids and make recommendations for the awarding of contracts for school board approval.
Approve and forward invoices and purchase orders for food service department to accounting department.
Develop and implement inventory and stock control program for equipment and supplies and recommend replacement and disposal of obsolete equipment as necessary.
Policy, Reports, and Law
Implement federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy.
Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
Ensure that employee time records are accurately maintained and data necessary to process food service payroll is delivered in a timely manner.
Complete minimum annual continuing education requirements.
Personnel Management
Select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
Develop training options and improvement plans to ensure exemplary operation in the food service area.
Ensure that measures are in place and operating to protect food, supplies, and equipment in school cafeterias, lunchrooms, and warehouses.
Maintain safety standards that confirm with federal, state, and insurance regulations and develop a program of preventive safety.
Organize and conduct training programs to promote safe food handling and a safe work environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise, evaluate, and recommend the hiring and firing of campus cafeteria managers and support staff assigned to the child nutrition department.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals; district vehicle
Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours; frequent districtwide travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions, maintain emotional control under stress
Qualifications: Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in any academic major and at least one year of relevant school nutrition programs experience; an Associate’s degree or equivalent educational experience with academic major in food and nutrition, dietetics, home and consumer sciences, food service management, nutrition education, culinary arts, business, or a related field; or a high school diploma (or GED) and at least three years of relevant experience in school nutrition programs.
Eight hours of food safety training (completed not more than five years prior to employee’s start date or within 30 days of employee’s start date)
Clear and valid Texas driver’s license
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of menu planning, food purchasing, and preparation of foods in food service environment
Ability to conduct on-site inspections of food service facilities districtwide
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data
Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills

3 years experience in food service management
Salary Range: $34-$46,000 based upon experience.
Benefits: Full time employees are provided with the employee only low plan health insurance at no cost. Dental, vision, and other benefits are offered at a reasonable cost.
How To Apply: Please visit the Marion ISD website at under the departments/human resources tab. Select careers for more information and to apply.

You can also reach out to Erin Fasel at 830-914-1106 for more information.

Contact Person:

Name: Erin Fasel
Address: PO Box 189
City: Marion
State: TX
Zip: 78124
Phone: (830) 914-2803
Fax: (830) 420-3268